Do Disturb Festival, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 8 – 10 April 2016


Video documentation of the performance Time Out by Margret Wibmer

Le spectateur est sollicité dans tous les sens et son cerveau hyper-stimulé finit par se faire essorer comme une salade. Margret Wibmer l’invite à faire une pause, à s’éclipser un instant en se cachant dans un grand manteau griffé ‘Time Out’, mis à disposition pour se recouvrir le corps de la tête au pied.

Audrey Chazelle in, April 21st 2016

‘TIME OUT’, a participatory performance by artist Margret Wibmer, invites sensorial and temporal shifts within a public context. Dressing in hooded, long black coats designed by the artist, visitors take time to attend to their own interior dimensions, at the same time they change the atmosphere of the museum and call attention to their place within it as living bodies. Those wearing the coats respond immediately to the transformative experience it offers, becoming aware of the anonymity and physical protection given by the garment, as well as the space that it provides to contemplate an elastic temporality. (Marianna Maruyama)

Do Disturb Festival, Palais de Tokyo, Paris. Curated by Vittoria Matarrese, proposed by Sandberg Institute, coordinated by Laure Jaffuel and Elise van Mourik.

Project assistants: Karime Salame, Mona Steinhäuser and Timna Weber, Anna Baumgart, Eva Couple, Elie Bisson, Karina Hin, Cloe Coppola, Emmie Massias. Video documentation and photography: Florian Krepcik

Supported by Palais de Tokyo, Sandberg Institute, Bundeskanzleramt Österreich. (Federal Chancellery Austria)